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1,680 views, 0 by Moke

Add a Table Top Drill Press?

For some reason I have been looking at adding a table top DP. Keep in mind I have a very nice, but older Craftsman DP that was my second woodworking tool, 30+ years ago. It works well but is in the corner of my shop and sometimes has stuff in...

1,212 views, 0 by Kelly

Drilling Spheres

A friend gave me a bag of billiard balls. I figured I’d make some coat racks out of them. Holding them to drill holes to insert dowels can be a challenge. However, a piece of plywood I use under material I’m drilling was sitting on the drill...

883 views, 0 by Brian


Need a boring drill bit

I need a boring bit. I want one that is so boring I forget how easy it is to use it. I’m tired of the excitement caused by my cheap drill bits that start wandering all over creation. Those are loser bits. I want a winning bit. I want it to win so...

1,488 views, 0 by TonyCan


Ryobi DP100 drill press help

Ok so i purchased this a month or so ago, used. When i went to sure it the belt seemed too loose. I have been all over google and can not find what length the belt needs to be. Any help folks?

721 views, 0 by Moment


Fast Jig for Glueing and Drilling Dowels

It’s just a jig . About a foot long …….made from a Poplar 1×2 . I have installed a 45 degree chamfer bit in the router . This bit has a chamfer measuring a full 1 inch depth of cut. I used the max depth and routed the 1×2 poplar in...

664 views, 0 by Shin


What's Your Favorite Power Tool?

So, what’s your favorite power tool? Mine, the router. It’s SO versatile. My second favorite tool? The drill. If I could have only two power tools, they would be the router and the drill. How about y’all? Happy Wooding!

1,443 views, 1 by Jack


Admitting our dangerous (and dumb) mistakes might help others.

When I decided to start this wonderful hobby, I bought on my first trip shopping the following: a table saw, planer, a scroll saw and a drill press. Having no idea how they worked, I unpacked, set them up and plugged them in. I was of course...

2,196 views, 0 by MontyJ


Mortise and tenon

Is it possible to make mortise and tenon joints without a mortise machine or drill press? I know I can cut the tenons on the table saw, but what about the mortises? Router table with a straight bit and chisel out the corners? Any tips for this?

736 views, 0 by Jeff Vandenberg

Jeff Vandenberg

Brass Screws

Woodworking Brass Screws Brass screws — they’ll drive you nuts. You have to be careful installing brass screws because the brass is soft, at least it’s a lot softer than steel screws we’re used to. So it’s easy to strip the slot or twist the...

888 views, 0 by Bill T

advice please

Hello everyone dont if this the right spot for this,but I am looking for some ideas/advice on a project I am working on.I am building some hot wheel car storage for some young kids in the family.I am starting with building a box and stacking...

658 views, 0 by TonyCan


Pay attention

Well, i was not paying attention when using my drill press today and i had a snag on the base. I wish the hole on the table was larger. I think i will have to make a table for it so i can drill freely.

1,324 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

Building A Workbench

My good old faithful workbench (apparently it’s actually a potting bench) is showing signs of old age and neglect. I have been looking after it as best I can but it is a bit more rickety now and the surface is uneven due to damp conditions. So...

1,471 views, 0 by Brian


Need help with draw pegs

I have a job building a screen for a roof terrace deck. The screen covers a mechanical bulkhead with AC condensers on the roof of the bulkhead. So far I have all my layout done and the upper section is done. The wood is cedar. The lower...

676 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloat Worthy?

I don’t know if this is gloatworthy, but I bought a Jet JMI 1014 off craigslist for $275.00. It included: - A set of (eight) “Benjamin’s Best” knives $100.00 - Two old knives, just because, and value unknown. - A few turning kits for...

623 views, 0 by new2it

shop smith 510

Looking for some wood working tools.i have a router, drill press ,table saw.I have seen this shop smith 510 for sale on kijiji has a drill press, lathe etc .So people say never buy a all in one tool?Other say the shop smith is a high quality unit?

931 views, 0 by Mark44

Pallet Freak

Mark here and I’m 72 and mostly retired. I build a lot of different things exclusively from reclaimed lumber. I mostly deconstruct pallets, crates and large one off pallets used to transport heavy machinery. I have used old signs, mirrors, or...

1,469 views, 0 by Kelly

The Ultimate Dado Jig

This is my version of a router dado jig. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use than most others. In part, this is because the jig does not require...

978 views, 0 by Kelly


I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...

769 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...

813 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees off...